If you want to add your voice to the debate about the proposed biomass plant in Leith – pop along to Leith Community Centre on Thursday 16th December between 1100 and 1300, when I will be waiting to hear from you.
For a couple of hours I shall be on hand to record your comments for posterity and for the Firehorse Findings blog. Any particular relevent, erudite and clean(!) musings could end up in a short audio documentary that I am currently producing.
We await your words of wisdom.
Forth Energy have released details of their second round of public consultations, with exhibitions of amended proposals due at different venues throughout the week commencing Monday 8th November.
If you want a chance to view said proposals then make your way to any one, or all, of the events listed below. In January, Forth Energy will submit their application to the Scottish Parliament, whereupon the public have the right to make their views of the plans known. If you want to make an informed opinion, then it is advisable to take the opportunity to engage with the company and their representatives.
Any information gleaned from these events, or indeed your opinion, would be received with interest here at Firehorse Findings, so please feel free to comment.
We hope to catch up with the MD of Forth Energy, Calum Wilson, in the next week and any subsequent interview should be forthcoming on the blog soon after.
Wednesday 10th November: 1000 – 1800 at St James Shopping Centre
Friday 12th November: 0930 – 1845 at South Leith Parish Halls (Leask Hall), Henderson Street
Saturday 13th November: 1000 – 1600 at Ocean Terminal (ground ﬂoor next to the central escalators), Ocean Drive
It is ironic that as we tentatively gathered in the bright, September sun to press the flesh and introduce ourselves to each other in a neighbourly fashion, sharing our hopes for a progressive sense of community, togetherness and finding out who brought beer; that we were blissfully ignorant of the armed robbery at one of the flats in Salamander Court some five hours earlier.
It wasn’t until I randomly checked the BBC wesite the next day that I tripped over the fact. There was no further online word until Tuesday, by which time the Scotsman had caught up. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries and a description of the offenders was given to the local police.
The BBQ itself went rather well; numerous residents dropped by for a chat, a drink and a burger. If fact, it was still going strong after four hours and the light was fading. There are plans to try and mobilise the area again for a small event in November and no doubt, there will be discussions about local security and vigilence.
Personally, I would like to thank Rob, Ilona, Erin and Alvin for being the stalwarts of the party and welcoming all subsequent attendees. Let’s hope the area sees more of the congenial interaction and less of the opportunistic thuggery…
No, it has nothing to do with Jim Morrison’s missus, but a rather brave (considering the recent weather) decision to hold a street, or more accurately, terrace party for the budding community at Salamander Court. Oh, and Her Majesty happens to be yours truly, as this is my burgeoning home territory, no need to genuflect…
The poster tells all and all residents and tenants are welcome – I have not been told of a Plan B, lest the cooling September temperatures decide to plummet, but you can always wear a jumper, take a brolly, lifeboat, wellies…
Killer Bunnies and Kaftans?
Ed Stack gives us a quick run down of where to find the holy grail of retro at the end of July – in Stirlingshire, of all places. Doune Castle hosts a plethora of acts including: Mersault, Withered Hand, Hidden Masters, Lipsync For A Lullaby amongst many others. Apart from the musical contributors there were will be performance poetry, open mic, philosophical musings and no doubt quite a few punters re-enacting some Monty Python gags…
Said “happening” is at the tail-end of July so you still have time to invest in a ticket n’ tent. You can find more details on their lovely swirly psychadelic site: http://dounetherabbithole.co.uk
There promises to be some fine tunes, virtuous nibbles AND it’s all in a good cause – check out the website for some nifty animation too.
He’s no slow pony is Mr Stack, but a non-stop messenger of music and general niceness and we hope to find out what Ten Tracks has in store for us in Embra throughout August. Much of it will no doubt take place at the Roxy – but we shall stay tuned…
Summer of Love
Ten Tracks supremo Ed Stack will be recording a new natter with us here at FirehorseFindings very soon and telling us about a weekend in Stirlingshire that boasts an impressive musical line-up as well as summery larks harking back to blissed-out festivals of yesteryear…performance poetry anyone?
If you want to jump the gun on details and invest in a ticket n’ tent in time for the end of July – you can find more details on their swirly psychadelic site: www.dounetherabbithole.co.uk
I will be catching up with Ed on Friday 23rd and the resulting chat should be posted soon after, here on FirehorseFindings – keep an eye and ear out, or take a tour of the site detailed above.
Kaftans are optional…
Stay posted for the forthcoming…uh, posting of our recorded interview.
Many thanks to the guys for coming over from Glasgow for one hours’ worth of chat.
Included will be two live session tunes and some words of wisdom from their manager, Lloyd Meredith aka peenko – the music blogger’s music blogger.